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Mar 16 2015

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Best place to start a colony in the outer System

Best Colonization target in outer solar system is Titan.

1. Titan has a lot of water ice.
2. Titan has 100 times the hydrocarbons as the Earth. Liquid methane lakes the size of the Great Lakes on Earth. Regular combustion engines or fuel cells could be run on the liquid methane.
3. Titan has an atmosphere that protects against radiation.

Not so sure about the “Regular combustion engine” part — combustion engines need air (Titan’s atmosphere is mostly Nitrogen), and I’m pretty sure my ’99 Pontiac Grand Prix (sigh…don’t ask) would find temperatures -170 degrees below zero somewhat challenging.

Still, the view would be fantastic:

And Saturn is a viable HeThree reservoir, so there’s that.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2015/03/16/best-place-to-start-a-colony-in-the-outer-system/

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